I seem to be always late to the party. I just got onto Netflix last month.* And found a little TV show called Firefly. Remember that show? Ran on Fox in 2002? Got bounced around the schedule so it couldn't build a following and then was abruptly cancelled after 14 episodes?
I'd heard of it. Of course. I was blogging back then and the web was abuzz with the news of the cancellation and forthcoming movie, Serenity. I went to World Con in Boston that year. Got a number of Serenity temporary tatoos and swag. I saw the movie. Liked it. But I put off watching the show.
Wish I hadn't. I loved every moment of it. Now I find myself flipping aimlessly through the channels, wishing there was a new episode of Firefly to look forward to. All TV pales in comparison.
With the explosion of paranormal and interest in steampunk, I think Firefly would have no trouble finding an audience today.
What do you think the odds are of getting Joss Whedon to make more? What are the odds of getting that cast back together?
Don't be surprised if I write more about this show in future posts. I'm going to be watching it again, studying it.
And now I find out Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, and Sean Maher have collaborated again, this time for a retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. *happy fangirl sigh* Can't wait.
*I know they've been in business for twelve years, but only recently available in Canada.